COE Warrior

COE CORE VALUES: Customer Service, Quality, Respect, Saftey, Teamwork, Innovation!

The warrior helmet was a ritual started in the Penguin's locker room. After each game, a player passed the helmet along to another player who they thought did something special or exceptional during the game to help the team. The warrior helmet is a trophy of effort and exceptional performance. Here at COE, we pick a new warrior every other Tuesday. The current warrior will pass the helmet to the next recipient and explain what made them deserving.

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Newest Warrior

Doug Freeman


Doug has strong product knowledge. He wants to listen and learn from all those around him before making decisions.

Previous Warrior Interview

Previous Warrior

Scott Nichols


Scott was passed the helmet for his constant hard work

and excellent representation of COE's Core Values.

What does winning the Warrior Helmet mean to you?

It means that my work is being recognized across the company and that my extra work has been appreciated. It’s a great award that is respected throughout the company and is special since it the nomination comes from another employee.


What did you, or what do you, look for when it comes to choosing the next recipient?

Someone who has brought a new vision through innovation to our company. Someone that has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Someone who takes our company culture to heart.


How has COE helped you get to where you are?

COE has allowed me to work in many different areas of the business and get a whole picture of the business. This picture allows me to do my job better and make changes that can help the company grow.


What goals do you want to achieve and how can COE help you get there? Personal and operational growth.

I want to improve what I do 1% each day; I really try to live that philosophy. COE helps me get there by allowing me to grow, improve our systems, and change operations to make efficient growth.

What is your favorite part of our employee engagement programs at COE and why?

I enjoy our book clubs, especially that they’re open to all. As well, I appreciate that many of our awards are chosen from within. Finally, I really appreciate the response and time we put in to reviewing employee comments and suggestions from surveys.


What are you most excited for when it comes to our Penguin partnership?

Book club


What COE value do you think you’re the strongest in and why?

I was nominated for Teamwork, so I’ll stick with that! I think everyone should put the company first when making decisions. I’ve seen at other companies where departments pit themselves against one another and end up having conflicting goals. Finding alignment is key for a successful company, having everyone rowing in the same direction, and helping out each other when needed allows the company to pivot appropriately.


Share some fun facts about yourself!

My family includes my wife Becki, son Sawyer (7), and golden retriever Jack (2). We live in Grafton, WI (just north of Milwaukee). My wife and I lived in Toronto, Canada for two years. We love going to Walt Disney World. I enjoy gardening and yardwork

Past Warriors

Jennifer Jubin

Lincoln Granston

Demario Anderson

Deborah Clark

Marquis Anderson

Marquoise Thompson

Kevin Blackmoore

Jerry Ealey